Welcome to TFP’s roundup of news highlighting women’s roles in the evolving media landscape. Here’s a recap of some recent media industry moves at Rodale, Marie Claire, Quartz, Fusion, Better Homes and Gardens, and more.

Melanie Hansche (Rodale)

  • Melanie Hansche (right) is Rodale’s new group executive director of food content and strategy for Prevention, Men’s Health and Women’s Health. Hansche was managing editor at Sydney-based donna hay magazine.
  • Jessica Pels is the new site director at Marie Claire, reporting to Kate Lewis, vice president of content operations and editorial director of Hearst Digital Media. Pels previously was deputy online editor and features editor at Teen Vogue.
  • Xana Antunes was hired by Quartz as editor of new initiatives, a role that will involve recruitment and expansion of the website’s video. Her prior positions included executive editor and vice president of CNBC Digital, editor of Crain’s New York Business, and executive editor of Fortune.
  • Hillary Frey has joined Fusion as its new director of global news operations. Frey previously was editorial director for NBCNews.com.
  • Jill Waage was promoted to brand executive editor at Better Homes and Garden and will head content creation for parent Meredith Corp.’s Special Interest Media group. Waage has worked at Meredith for 23 years, and was founding editor of Real + Life Decorating and executive editor of more than 20 Special Interest Media magazines.
  • Daniela Agnelli will head up fashion and luxury-related visual content as editor at large for supplements at British publisher Telegraph Media Group, where she has worked for 14 years. Prior to her appointment, Agnelli was fashion director for the group.
  • Ann Marie Lipinski was appointed as a member of Poynter’s board of trustees. Lipinski is the curator of the Nieman Foundation.
  • Jessica Lustig was named deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine. She was an editor for The New York Times Op-Ed/Sunday Review and had worked at The Village Voice as deputy editor.
  • Maria Blondeaux was promoted to chief operating officer at Niche Media, where she has worked since 2006. She will continue to supervise the day-to-day production of the publisher’s 11 regional magazines as vice president of manufacturing.
  • Stacy Nathan has joined Seventeen magazine as associate publisher, advertising, assuming many of the responsibilities of former publisher Jayne Jamison. Nathan had been advertising director at Allure.
  • Giovanna Gray Lockhart is now a contributing editor covering Washington, D.C., and politics, for Glamour. She previously was a senior adviser for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and headed business development at branding firm Pearlfisher.
  • Kathleen Hall was promoted from general manager of global advertising at Microsoft to corporate vice president. In her new position, Hall will oversee the company’s global advertising and media business.
  • Zunaira Zaki was promoted to managing editor of the ABC News Specialized Units. She has worked at ABC for 11 years and will head the Business, Medial, and Law & Justice units.
  •  Heather Riley was promoted to vice president of communications at ABC News. Previously, Riley held positions at the White House, MSNBC, and National Geographic.
  • Hollyn Baron has joined Nylon Media as fashion manager, overseeing all fashion-category integrated advertising sales and related marketing. Baron was previously an account manager at New York magazine.

Let us know in the comments if there are any other recent career moves you’d like us to include in our next Women in Media roundup! 

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Posted by: Monica Sambataro

Monica Sambataro is a contributing editor and copyeditor for Technology for Publishing. Her publishing background includes work for leading technology- and business-related magazines and websites.